Andile Mbeki (41) is a businessman, youth activist and a community leader who has a strong passion for youth development, entrepreneurship and innovation. He has served, and continues to serves in various executive and advisory capacities in a number of statutory bodies and NGO’s.
Andile previously served in the following capacities: Skills Development Manager of the Department of Agriculture; board member of PAETA (now Agri SETA); member of the South African Public Service Trainer’s Association; advisory board member of Maximum Dynamics; advisory panel member of the Films and Publications Board; freelance of the SABC who presented youth radio programmes and coordinated youth television programmes; worked extensively in the field of training and development for the fourteen years ranging from teaching; lecturing and management of human resource development processes. Current capacities include: a member of the Black Management Forum; member of the Junior Chamber International (JCI: World Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs); Minister of Youth and Conscious Development in Peace Government Southern Africa; Board of Trustees for youth development of the North West Province; advisory board member of Future Leaders, advisory board member of Imbizo Events Group, Round Up Foundation board member and member of national task team against Child Pornography.
Andile has served for two terms as an active member of the SABC board who is passionate about youth affairs, affectionately known as “The Young Lion”. He holds to his credit the following qualifications: MBA (De Montfort,UK); MSc (St Cloud, USA); B. Ed (UPE); Diploma in Education (Algoa College), post graduate Certificate in Telecoms Policy, Regulation & Management through Wits University. Currently studies toward Master in ITC Policy & Regulations through Wits University.
South Africa snapshot
- Date of independence: 1910
- Capital: Pretoria
- Population: 44 million
- GDP per person: $10600
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